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I’ve been away from this space for quite a while now and have decided to move off Facebook until after the election and focus my energy positively in this space.    ~Pat

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2020 Observation

This year is kind of like a drunken redneck with a case of Budweiser, a Jet-Ski, and a TikTok account…

“Y’all think that was cool??? Hold my beer! “

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Chores

Cleaning up Dipper’s day pen… After I moved the pen and the blankets, all the is left is this prehistoric mammoth kill site.

30,000 Years Ago…
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Rest easy Ruth

We’ve got this. God speed and thank you for your service.

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Sadness

One of my favorite places in the Oregon Cascades may be lost due to the fires. I know, lost homes and displaced people take precedence, but I can’t help feeling a deep sadness over the loss of the Olallie Lakes area in the Mt Hood National Forest.

There was this cute old style forest service resort there that was built in 1932 and served as a stopping place for those stalwart folks hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. The resort, along with the old growth forests and the creatures who dwelt there will be truly missed…

I wanted to share this photo from last summers backpacking and camping trip at Olalie. My dad liked it enough to have it framed and it was on his dining room wall until he passed away this January.

Mt Jefferson from Olallie Lake (2019)

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The Smog…

Latest report says that we won’t see any improvement in the air quality until Thursday. Man, that’s depressing!

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Sunday work..

Had to drive in this morning to help fix a server problem at work. Could maybe see three blocks in the smog….

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Sunday Morning

The view from our driveway. Not sure if this is more fog or smoke. Whatever it is, it’s twice as sense as yesterday. Can’t see more than 3 houses away.

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Where there’s smoke

It’s bad here. AQI is 310 making us the worst air quality in the world. Literally.

Here is what our neighborhood looked like at about 6am this morning. It’s like standing over the smoke from a campfire out there.

From the front door.
From the back yard looking towards Johnson Creek

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Thought for the day

2020 is really not our year… Bleh!

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